With the northern hemisphere getting a blast of winter weather, we decided to take a spin through the Library of Congress and find some classic pictures of farming life during the colder months. Enjoy – and stay warm!
Shovelling snow in Norwich, Connecticut. Photographer: Jack Delano, ca. November 1940.
Farmer’s son and collie dog driving the cows back to the barn after watering them at the brook. All other sources of water supply were frozen for two months during very severe winter. Clinton Gilbert’s farm. Woodstock, Vermont. Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott, ca. March 1940
Winter farm scene. Williamson County, Illinois. Photographer: Arthur Rothstein. ca. January 1939.
Fields and poor farms on stormy winter day near Taftsville. Windsor County, Vermont. Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott, ca. January 1939.
Hired hand on Mr. Dickinson’s farm, splitting logs for winter fuel. Lisbon, near Franconia, New Hampshire. Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott, ca. March 1939 or 1940.
Putting out winter feed in Moreno Valley, Colfax County, New Mexico. Photographer: John Collier, ca. February 1943.
Hog killing near Frederick, Maryland. Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott, ca. February 1940.
Winter feedlot in Lewis and Clark County, Montana. Photographer: John Vachon, ca. March 1942.
Truck snowed under on farm in Woodstock, Vermont. Photographer: Marion Post Wolcott, ca. March 1940.
Mountain farm. Rappahannock County, Virginia. Photographer: Arthur Rothstein, ca. January 1940.